BORIS KARLOFF - CONTRACT SIGNED 12/11/1951 - HFSID 158320
Sale Price $935.00
Karloff signed this contract in 1951 to appear on a Jan. 13 1952 episode of Columbia Workshop. He received $1,000 and "first star billing" for this appearance.
Carbon copy contract signed "Boris Karloff" as Artist and by a representative of CBS Television, both in blue ink. 2 pages, 8¼x10¾, 1 sheet front and verso. Dec. 11, 1951. Addressed to Mr. Boris Karloff c/o MCA Artists, New York City. Single Program Employment Agreement for CBS Television. Karloff signed this contract to appear on Columbia Workshop on Jan. 13, 1951. Karloff was to be paid $1,000 for his services and, according to a typed assurance: "You will receive first star billing on this program". Karloff (1887-1969, born William Henry Pratt in Camberwell, London, England) was an English actor. Karloff had originally wanted a career in the diplomatic service, but he instead became one of Hollywood's most frightening actors. In 1931, he starred as the monster in the original Frankenstein, a role that had been turned down by Bela Lugosi. Karloff, who also scared the daylights out of movie-goers in the films The Mummy (1932) and The Ghoul (1933), also hosted and occasionally starred in the TV series Thriller. He gave one of the best of his many film performances in the 1968 Peter Bogdanovich film Targets, in which he virtually played himself - an aging star of horror movies. Lightly toned and creased. Upper left corner is missing. Light tear at bottom edge. Light show-through from verso, which touches signature. Pinhole at top edge. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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